Future opportunity

Social prescribing systems and services

  • NHS England

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-001878

Published 29 January 2021, 4:34pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

NHS England

Quarry House






United Kingdom

NUTS code


Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at


one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Social prescribing systems and services

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

NHS England and NHS Improvement are giving notice of their future intention to invite suppliers to bid for accreditation to the Health Systems Support Framework relating to the supply of services and software for social prescribing and personalised care and support planning solutions

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 48422000 - Software package suites

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKE42 - Leeds

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

NHS England and NHS improvement will be looking to suppliers to apply to the Health Systems Support Framework to tender their services to increase the provision of social prescribing and personalised care and support planning software.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

1 March 2021

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

Personalised Care in the NHS: As part of the drive towards Universal Personalised Care, (with 2.5 million people planned to receive personalised care by 2023/2024)., the Comprehensive Model for Personalised Care,(https://www.england.nhs.uk/personalisedcare/upc/comprehensive-model/ ) has been co-produced with people with lived experience and a wide range of stakeholders and brings together six evidence-based and inter-linked components, each of which is defined by a standard, replicable delivery model. The components are: 1. Shared decision making 2. Personalised care and support planning 3. Enabling choice, including legal rights to choice 4. Social prescribing and community-based support 5. Supported self-management 6. Personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets The provision of social prescribing software, related solutions and services that help to deliver NHS Long Term Plan commitments, enable the NHS to provide the highest possible quality of safe and appropriately directed services at national, regional, local system, organisational and individual site levels. NHS England and Improvement are giving notification to social prescribing service suppliers of their intention to create a social prescribing service description to sit within the Health Systems Support Framework - www.england.nhs.uk/hssf Please note that at present this notification is just for information purposes only. This notice does not represent an invitation to tender, nor is it a request for formal expressions of interest. Suppliers interested in receiving further information and future updates may however register their interest now via the Health Family eCommercial System (Atamis) at https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome registering their interest for project C21891 (Social Prescribing - HSSF). Any information provided by NHS England and NHS Improvement at this stage is indicative only, and subject to change/confirmation. Any future procurement process will be subject to a separate Contract Notice published via Find a Tender Service.